We provide a range of services for your company’s needs, from driver assessments and driver reports, to full fleet management.
Depending on the size of the company and the number of staff will determine the service package you will require. Our assessment managers will advise you in the best package for dependent on your company’s financial situation.
- If you are a small business then all you would need is our driver assessment/report package.
- If you are a medium business with up to 50 drivers then we would advise a management package.
- If your company is a large company then a more comprehensive package would be advised.
You can’t bury your head in the sand any longer. There is a considerable amount of legislation that those responsible for business drivers have to be both aware of and compliant with, and even if the majority of your employees run their own vehicles (a so-called ‘grey fleet’ situation) you still have a responsibility in law for their welfare as soon as they start any journey on behalf of their employer, even if it’s as simple as nipping down the road to bank the cheques.
There are two things that you MUST do for your company Driver Risk Management, in case the police or your local Health & Safety Executive come knocking on the door one day:
- Have policies and procedures in place that guide your driving employees on best practice. You must be able to prove you issued them and that they were accepted by each driver
- According to the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Regulation 3 you must carry out a driver risk assessment for each employee who drives for work purposes.
By completing these two steps you will go a long way to minimizing your liability if a serious on-road incident involving one of your employees did occur for which you were deemed responsible in some way.
So why do you need Fleet Training?
‘Everyone who uses the public highway must comply with road traffic legislation which is managed by the Department for Transport (DfT). This covers aspects as diverse as requirements, for vehicles to be regularly examined for road worthiness through to the application of speed limits. Both the Police and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) maintain a roadside presence and take the lead on the enforcement of this legislation. The Health and Safety Executive supports and works closely with the DfT, the Police, VOSA and other government and industry stakeholders to improve standards on the road.
Managing the risks to employees who drive at work requires more than just compliance with road traffic legislation.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires employers to take appropriate steps to ensure the health and safety of their employees and others who may be affected by their activities when at work. This includes the time when they are driving, or riding at work, whether this is in a company or hired vehicle, or in the employees own vehicle.
There will always be risks associated with driving. Although these cannot be completely controlled an employer has a responsibility to take all reasonable steps to manage these risks down to as low a level as reasonably possible in the same way as they would in the workplace’ (referenced from: http://www.hse.gov.uk/roadsafety/index.htm).